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Archive: Beano Annual 1942 – The Third Beano Book

Take a peek inside the third wartime annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

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Beano Team
Last Updated:  July 1st 2021

1942 Beano Book

This Beano Book was released for 1942, available for 3 shillings and sixpence, featuring fan favourite Big Eggo on the front cover.

Meet Tom Thumb

This annual had plenty of comic strips, jokes, and adventure stories. These adventure stories would have just one or two images per page, with a paragraph of text instead of speech balloons.

The White Mouse Will Get You!

Some stories would only have one illustration, followed by pages of words, like a regular book rather than a comic. Not every Beano character was a kid - some were adults, animals, or mythical creatures!

Black and white? Or red and blue?

Only some of the pages were in colour - and even then would only use red and dark blue ink. This page also has some funny rhymes at the bottom, instead of jokes or adverts.

Click below to check out all the Beano Annuals from the 40s!

See all the 1940’s Beano Annuals